Category Archives: Public Utilities

WPB Making Water System Improvements; Continuing Measures to Keep Lead and Copper out of Water, Reduce Corrosion

(Monday, March 2, 2009)  As part of the overall effort to improve the quality and reliability of the water system and provide top-quality drinking water to its customers, the City of West Palm Beach will continue the implementation of a new measure designed to help prevent lead and copper leaching from customer’s pipes into the […]

WPB Continues Water System Improvements; New Measures Expected to Keep Lead and Copper out of Water, Reduce Corrosion

(Wednesday, October 29, 2008)  As part of the overall effort to improve the quality and reliability of the water system and provide top-quality drinking water to its customers, the City of West Palm Beach will launch a new measure designed to help prevent lead and copper leaching from customer’s pipes into the water and to […]

“Free chlorine” treatment ends for all City water customers

(Wednesday, February 20, 2008)  The City of West Palm Beach has ended the temporary use of the free chlorine disinfection method for all of the City’s water customers.  Water is now being treated using the “chloramine” (pronounced “chlor-uh-meen”) disinfection method, which was the City’s standard treatment method prior to recent free chlorine treatment. “We have […]

City asking residents to conserve water; new restrictions in place

City of West Palm Beach leaders are asking residents and businesses to conserve water and follow the new yard-watering restrictions recently approved by the South Florida Water Management District.  The restrictions affect all City of West Palm Beach water customers, including those in the Town of Palm Beach and the Town of South Palm Beach. […]

“Free chlorine” treatment extended

(1/11/08)  In accordance with a program recommended by the Palm Beach County Health Department, the City’s altered water chlorination methods will be extended from January 11, 2008 to February 14, 2008.  The City is taking this measure to ensure our water supply remains free of bacteria. Continuing on January 11, 2008, a “free chlorine” water […]

“Free chlorine” treatment extended

(12/03/07)  In accordance with a program recommended by the Palm Beach County Health Department, the City’s altered water chlorination methods will be extended from December 4, 2007 to January 11, 2008.  The City is taking this measure to ensure our water supply remains free of bacteria. Continuing on December 4, 2007, a “free chlorine” water […]

“Free chlorine” treatment extended

(11/20/07) In accordance with a program recommended by the Palm Beach County Health Department, the City’s water chlorination methods will be extended from November 20, 2007 to December 4, 2007. The City is taking this measure to ensure our water supply remains free of bacteria. Continuing on November 20, 2007, a “free chlorine” water treatment […]

“Free chlorine” treatment extended

(11/06/07)  In accordance with a program recommended by the Palm Beach County Health Department, the City’s water chlorination methods will be extended from November 6, 2007 to November 20, 2007. The City is taking this measure to ensure our water supply remains free of bacteria. Continuing on November 6, 2007, a “free chlorine” water treatment […]

City hires independent experts to analyze water system

(Friday, November 2, 2007) City of West Palm Beach Mayor Lois J. Frankel approved the hiring of the U.S. Water Services consultant group to perform a comprehensive independent analysis of the City’s water system and recommend improvements and upgrades. A U.S. Water Services team began the assessment immediately. The hiring was made with the cooperation […]

“Free chlorine” Treatment Extended

In accordance with a program recommended by the Health Department, the City’s water chlorination methods will be extended from November 1, 2007 to November 6, 2007. The City is taking this measure to ensure our water supply remains free of bacteria. Continuing on November 1, 2007, a “free chlorine” water treatment will be used to […]

Resurfacing Work on Palm Beach Lakes Blvd.

What:  Resurfacing of Palm Beach Lakes Blvd. When:  Beginning Sunday, October 28, 2007 at 8:00 p.m. Affected Area:  Palm Beach Lakes Blvd. from Executive Center Drive to canal just east of Hank Aaron Drive. (10/26/07)  Motorists should be aware that Palm Beach County will be resurfacing Palm Beach Lakes Blvd. between Executive Center Drive and […]

BOIL WATER NOTICE LIFTED

OCTOBER 11, 2007 RESCISSION OF PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER NOTICE TO: RESIDENTS THROUGHOUT THE CITY OF WEST PALM BEACH, TOWN OF PALM BEACH, TOWN OF SOUTH PALM BEACH AND CERTAIN PARTS OF UNINCORPORATED PALM BEACH COUNTY SERVED BY THE CITY OF WEST PALM BEACH. THE SEPTEMBER 28, 2007 “PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER NOTICE” IS HEREBY RESCINDED FOLLOWING THE […]

Water Treatment Update

June 12, 2007 – The City of West Palm Beach Department of Public Utilities will temporarily change the City’s water chlorination methods for two weeks, beginning Monday, June 18, 2007 and ending Monday, July 2, 2007.  This precautionary measure will help keep the water supply free of bacteria.

City Water Conservation Project Honored

May 8, 2007 – An innovative City of West Palm Beach water project has been recognized with two prestigious conservation awards. The Wetlands-Based Water Reclamation Project, which allows highly-treated wastewater to be used to restore environmentally-sensitive wetlands, has been honored with both the David York Reuse Award, given by the Florida Water Environment Association (FWEA), […]

City Needs Residents to Conserve Water Now

(Thursday, April 19, 2007) Our area is facing a serious water shortage, and is under Phase II water restrictions imposed by the South Florida Water Management District. Under Phase II, residents with odd-numbered addresses (ending in 1,3,5,7, or 9) can water on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 4:00 A.M. to 8:00 A.M. Residents with even-numbered addresses […]